The nurse is preparing a client for surgery who says it is against their religion to accept blood transfusions. Which of the following statements would be most appropriate?
“While I understand, if there is excessive bleeding during surgery, we may need to transfuse blood to stabilize you.”
“I have received a blood transfusion before, and I do not think you understand the risks versus the benefits of refusing this.”
“I can ask pastoral care to send someone to speak with you about this concern since it would not be safe to refuse a blood transfusion.”
“I understand, and you have the right to refuse blood transfusions.”
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